I adore making baby blankets and the Caron Cotton Cakes was simply outstanding for this one. I named the Hydrangea Baby Blanket after the color way I chose for this blanket and it’s really lovely.
If you haven’t checked out Caron Cotton Cakes I really urge you to! Pick up 2 cakes and create this blanket with plenty of yarn left to make a hat or other matching item.
This blanket uses very simple construction and is made of only single and double crochets. It uses a stitch called the Lemon Peel Stitch, which is simply an alternating sc and dc.
The border is a simple row of sc followed by dc shells. The close up video tutorial will walk you through every step!
Hydrangea Baby Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes, 2 skeins Hydrangea
Hook: K/10.5 (6.50mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 13 sts and 13 rows = 4″ in pattern st (sc, dc)
Finished Size: Approximately 25″ x 34″
Ch 101. (To make this larger or smaller simply chain an odd number of sts)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * to end; turn – 100 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; repeat from * to end; turn.
Rows 3-72 (or to desired size): Repeat row 2.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner. Join with slip st to first st; turn.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ch-1 sp, *skip next st, sc in next st, skip next st, 5 dc in next st; repeat from *, working a 5-dc cluster in each corner until you reach the beginning, 2 dc in same space as t-ch.
Weave in ends.
**If you want the blanket to have a single color border like mine, you will need to cut the yarn when it gets to a color change and go to the next section of the yarn in that color. I used my ball winder to wind up the other colors and have some super cute mini cakes! This is totally optional.
That’s it! Such a simple yet elegant blanket! I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. If you make this blanket, I’d love for you to tag me on Instagram. I love seeing what everyone makes!
Check out the rest of my free crochet patterns here – including a lot more blanket patterns!